Lyft introduces a rewards program for drivers
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Lyft is setting up a rewards program for its drivers, offering perks like cash bonuses, discounts on gas, phone bills, and tax services, and free roadside assistance. The announcement comes as both Uber and Lyft are feuding with the state of California over whether to classify drivers as employees rather than contractors.
Both full-time and part-time drivers can participate in Lyft’s rewards program, which is based on earnings and not trips during peak hours. According to Lyft:
Drivers get points for every eligible dollar earned during busy hours and can redeem them for credit to take Lyft rides — or cash. Points also unlock Lyft Rewards Tiers: Silver, Gold, and Platinum. The tiers provide access to a robust suite of driving-related…